West End Tavern

4.5
230 Reviews
$30 and under
American
West End Tavern, Boulder's iconic tavern and bourbon house, is open for curbside pick-up and delivery 7 days a week from 11:30am to 9pm. Order online and choose WeDeliver for to go. Our foodservice trained staff will deliver it to your car, contact-free, which means you can get booze delivered and your money goes directly to a local business and to our staff...so BONUS.

Or reserve a table for indoor and outdoor dining, 7 days a week from 11:30am to 8pm.

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West End Tavern has been serving up craft beer -- 20 on tap at all times -- for generations in Boulder, CO. For decades this tavern has been a spot for the community to congregate over fine beer and good eats! The West End Tavern hosts wonderful tasting events to broaden the horizons of valued patrons, introducing them to the exciting and dynamic world of craft beer.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 230 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBoulderDave
Denver
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best barbecue in Boulder. Rooftop ding is always a delight. Great food and attentive service

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vipKLo1106
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff! Food & beverage were excellent. We’ll be back!

West End Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

West End Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you !!!!

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RobG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Burnt ends were the bomb! Cool vibes. Definitely will be back.

West End Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Rob. We are glad you enjoyed.

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LauraC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Had Brussels sprouts, burnt ends ( or something like that) they were so good. Brisket for dinner, also very good.

West End Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Laura. We are so glad you enjoyed.

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vipSpeechfeet
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The falafel salad, lemonade, burnt ends and even the kids meal were so delicious. Great beer variety. Awesome spot for a casual lunch. Service was wonderful too.

West End Tavern
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Great selection of BBQ options - delicious!! Drink and whiskey selections were wonderful. We enjoyed happy hour and then dinner.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the BBQ. Hope to see you soon.

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LD12
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service, very average food. How do you mess up fish and chips?

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vipWilliamP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Casual tavern, probably a great place to meet for a beer. Staff is terrific. But food a bit disappointing...had the brisket, not a great cut (fatty) and less flavorful/smoky than one might expect.

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EmilyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside when it began to pour down rain. We enjoyed the experience so much that we, along with other outdoor diners, continued to sit in the rain to finish our meal. The staff is attentive, the views are incredible, and the food is consistently delicious. We have been coming to West End for years, and look forward to many more.

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MISAAC
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Menu lacks variety even for a bar. Food was lackluster.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice servers :)

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Aspen
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We go to West End about every 5 years, thinking it will be great to sit outside in a relaxed environment. And each time the food disappoints and we don’t go back for a while. This time, the service lacked attention and we had to fight for anyone to help. Finally getting to order, the appetizers took 30 minutes to arrive, then dinner quickly after, all stacked up on the small table. We weren’t in a hurry, but at least do a better job of evening out the delivery.

Half the shrimp were just mush, probably well past expiration. Special pork belly was just old dry jerky. Ribs were super salty and dried up. Someone got excited with the rub. Young waiter was trying, but he was clearly a rookie.

But the view was great. And they had reservations available on open table. So we’ll try again in 5 years. Maybe.

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vipxnyr
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Rooftop dining in Boulder, on Pearl Street. Excellent service from Pierson. Good salads. Very large portions, so the value is noteworthy. The BBQ is good, but my half slab was difficult to eat even with a steak knife. The meat was very tasty and the sauce was the right balance of tangy, spicy, and not too sweet. But the meat was not falling off the bone and much of it was coated with thick fat. I think the pulled pork, chicken, and sausage were better than the ribs. Pierson made me a tasty but low alcohol Sangria. Red wine was very warm and undrinkable. Good beer choices for IPA fans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our female server was nice but she took forever to come back to the table. We sat near the bar so we instead talked to the male bartender who was awesome. We both had barbecue and the food was amazing.

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MariaJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had 3 KC natives at the table and they were even impressed with the burnt ends! Overall it was a fantastic meal with great drinks, attentive service, and a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 4, 2021

Maria, Thank you we are so glad you had a nice visit! Hope you come back. All the best! Ashley

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StevenL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always eat at the WET on my first night in Boulder when visiting. This time brought the family.

West End Tavern
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thank you Steven! We appreciate your positive review and all of your support!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful food, service, loud music blaring in our ears from the speaker near our table, waited 45 minutes for drinks, insulting and incompetent waiter. Would never recommend on any level. Physically ill the next day from the food. Avoid at all costs.

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SusanS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Burgers are always great and three out of four us had them. I ordered the Dino Rob BBQ WOW! It was amazing and delicious.

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DaveD
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to gather for food and drink with friends and relatives. Very enjoyable!

West End Tavern
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thank you Dave!

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Will
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested rooftop and they gave us a great table, thank you!

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vipSteveS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great scotch menu! And great smoked chicken

West End Tavern
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you Steve.

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vipSffff
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a nice table in the roof. Bar service was spotty. My drink came out about 10 minutes after my friend’s. The server needs to learn more about the extensive liquor menu. Every answer to every question was, it’s good or I really like that one.
The mushroom Swiss burger was nothing to write home about. My friend enjoyed his fish sandwich quite a bit. French fries weren’t hot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend is in town, I just recently moved here, and we wanted some good food. This was my second time eating out since the virus has slowed down. Service was great and the margs were good. I got the burnt ends and Mac and cheese. The burnt ends were wonderful. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Mac and cheese but the burnt ends made me happy and warm inside. My friend got the fish and chips. She enjoyed it. We sat by the bar, they had sports on. The atmosphere was welcoming but it was quite loud due to the popularity of the place. Our waitress was nice and the bartender did a good job making our drinks. Highly recommend if you like barbecue or want some good fish and chips. I will definitely be going there again.

West End Tavern
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review. We really appreciate the feedback and will share with the staff. Hope to see you soon,

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vipShelbyG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sam was an awesome server!! Food was great too!

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vipHoney
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, drinks and especially the service at the West End! The food is absolutely phenomenal! Ao delicious. Their smoked chicken melts in your moth , their ribs are THE BEST ever! Even better thsn those you get in Austin, TX! Smoked sausage and corn bread. Great beer, whisky and cocktail selection! Yummy!!! Their service is spectacular! Kind, attentive and skilled staff! 👏👏

West End Tavern
Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you for the awesome review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed the ribs. We will share this review with the crew. All the best.

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June
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good food though the fries were fried Im the same oil as the fish so it was a weird taste. It took our waiter forever to get our order and I had to call him over.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the chopped salad (added smoked chicken), cheesesteaks, and cornbread. All of it was great and I would highly recommend! We also had some fun cocktails. We ate out on their rooftop, which was perfect as it was a beautiful day. The inside also looked great.

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vipMBrenner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food. Brisket was delicious and drinks were cold.

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AkirahB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is great and the rooftop is bomb. The service was slow.

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aerine
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had lunch here with my parents and we had a great time! Food was also really enjoyable! Would come back again.

West End Tavern
Responded on May 23, 2021

Awesome we are so glad you had a good time. Hope you do visit us again.

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LisaM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great food !

West End Tavern
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Lisa!

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vipBenG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally, we have a fantastic neighborhood restaurant in Boulder that is open and seating a ton of happy people who enjoy delicious food. I recommend the F'n Marg and Philly Cheese Steak.

West End Tavern
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you BEN!!! We are so glad to be here for Boulder and cultivate good times.

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vipPabloO
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for bbq and beers and whisky. Loved it and had a great waiter!

West End Tavern
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Pablo!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wait staff friendly but absent.

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Janeyy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful...great restaurant and wonderful to hang out. Our food was delicious.

West End Tavern
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you Janey! We are glad you had a nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and server didn’t give us the specials of the day; which we would have ordered. (Heard her telling another table)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing! Good overall bbq...I’ll be coming back.

West End Tavern
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the nice review.

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Food4Thought
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely experience on the rooftop at West End. Great food and service, and a fun, relaxed and welcoming vibe. The food was excellent, and there is a nice choice for all tastes. Would highly recommend it.

West End Tavern
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for the nice feedback, we appreciate the support. All the best.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from West End Tavern using the Order Online button. West End Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-3535.

West End Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

West End Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigredf.securetree.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.